Accuracy in Media

Five days have passed since the New York Times broke that liberal media mogul Harvey Weinstein allegedly sexually assaulted actresses.

Since then, other Hollywood actors and actresses have criticized Weinstein with or without naming him. Weinstein has since been fired from the movie company he founded and that bears his last name.

Until yesterday afternoon, Hillary Clinton and the Obamas had not issued a statement on the allegations surrounding Weinstein. In the mid-afternoon, Clinton issued a three-sentence statement, which read:

“I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein. The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior.”

The Obamas released a statement later that day:

“Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports about Harvey Weinstein. Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status. We should celebrate the courage of women who have come forward to tell these painful stories. And we all need to build a culture — including by empowering our girls and teaching our boys decency and respect — so we can make such behavior less prevalent in the future.”

As CNN noted, there was no mention of Weinstein’s donations in either statement.

It also has the media asking why it took five days for Clinton and the Obamas to issue a statement after multiple celebrities condemned Weinstein over the weekend.





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